Influences: This FAWM will be dedicated to all things Prince.
01 Participate in a skirmish 👍🏾
02 Participate in the 4 track challenge 👍🏾
03 Give 200 + comments 👍🏽
04 Bust 100 zongs
ALL THINGS PRINCE
So this FAWM I'm going to channel Prince through my entire song writing process. I will draw inspiration mostly from his, um..."unreleased" material. 😀. I'll be looking to craft songs for others to sing, so I'm checking out various FAWMers to see whom to create certain jelly with. I'm going to use familiar Prince sounds, i.e. Linn Drums.
I know we're getting down to the wire. There are some collabs that I was not able to complete in the time due to work, order of collabs, and just plain creativity ebbs and flows. Placeholders will be completed by mid-March. I will be around to comment on others as well.
|#1||Happy Freaky @writeandwrong||
|#3||U Like Girls||
|#4||Humans Being @nancyrost||
|#5||Stab, My Darling! @acousticmaddie||
|#6||Cry Over U||
|#7||We Go Down @kristian||
|#8||On My Lips (Audio Version) @ladyred||
|#9||False Encryption - The Enigma @tjfafterdark||
|#10||Everybody Loves U (When U Dancin') @boyatheart||
|#11||What If @debs||
|#12||Red Rider @boyatheart||
|#13||Love Fix @boyatheart||
|#14||Can I Tell You That I Love You? @boyatheart||
|#15||Starting From Scratch @fearlessflight2014||
|#17||It's U @sherrycanary||
|#18||The Big O @adnama17||
|#19||The Groove (4 the Jelly) @metalfoot||
|#20||Bed of Lies @aesthetic72||
|#21||Tape 13: Inorganic Chemistry (Cassette Challenge) @elesimo||
|#22||A Good Day 2 Live Life @fourtracktape||
|#23||Nobody Like Your Body @donaldlyre||
|#24||Placeholder 1 @bking||
|#25||Can I Play With U? @burrsettles||
|#26||Placeholder 2 @visiblydistorted||
Hi there! Work has taken over my life. I'd still like to work on this song, but not sure if I'll make it by March's end. I'll be more free in May.
I have a gig and radio show I have to prep for on Friday. After that, free as a bird. You can send anyway
If you haven't already, send the four-track mp3 to zecoop at yahoo and/or cooperider at gmail. Excited to hear the final tape!
Thanks for the Robolution comments.
Hey Craig. I saw your email on my phone, but no attachments. Tried again once I got back to my desk, but not. Am I missing something?
Yes...we are on!
Really nice work with The Groove. Not sure why the NSFW tag unless I missed something? But I love the music you made!
Fannnnntastic lyrics/vocals on the 4-track song. Awesome having you on board, and now i can't wait for the next one to arrive in your box! Vom has all the tracks digitally, so we can have you recreate it if it doesn't come soon. It needs to be heard, whatever it is, because you've got the jelly it needs. 😀
Hiya! If Tape 8 still hasn't turned up by the end of the week let me know and I can send you the tracks digitally. After the shenanigans with Tape 9 I started backing them up before I sent them out...
Awesone, looking forward to collaborating with you Craig.
Seriously cool. Whenever you're ready...
Hey there... Can you choose one of the other players to collab with for chemistry? It's showing up twice in the four track page now. 😀
Likewise, congratulations on win Craig. Yes still hoping some of my collaborations might come out so added a few songs in waiting... Let me know if you think ours might come, will be amazing if it might.
Sorry, duplicate post and couldn't edit yesterday. FAWMing on an iPhone has a few limitations. *cheesy grin*
Put up a place holder my friend. I’m still game!
I am down!
I'll catch up with you over the next few days or so. Congrats to you too. You hit it out the park this FAWM my man!
Infinite thanks for your awesome jelly too. We lit some firecrackers this year didn't we?
Yeah! I like what you took and used and tweaked and whatever it is you do which I can't even begin to understand. 😁
Although, not so sure I'm a brave soul. More likely a glutton for punishment. 😉
Is The Groove in process yet? Just curious!
You have complete freedom to do what you like, chop and change or replace anything. I gave you a long tail should you choose a fade out.
Thanks for the comment! Glad you liked our Blade Runner inspired piece 😀
..oh...and let me know if you need the lyric... In fact... I'll email it to you.
Ok... It's very rough, but maybe you can do something... I'm uploading three wav files 24bit/44.1 Raw unmixed vocal, Raw Double bass, and a sample loop of drums I was using to get some groove. I will email you the dropbox link to the email on your profile. If you don't get it soon email me: efrencham(at)gmail.com . YAY! Even the feint hope is making me smile...
Thank you, and congrats to you on your win as well! That trophy is looking awesome up there! Yes, you can definitely play around with Happy Freaky! Would love to hear what you come up with. The lyric itself is going to a guy in Philadelphia post-FAWM for consideration; however, if you don't mind that, all is good on my end with you coming up with something for it. 😀Of course, if yours comes out well (I know you do phenomenal work), I could see if the guy in PA wants to try to place it somewhere if you are interested. 😉
You've got a win too if you wanna finish my song. Coming to you in a few hours. Say no if it doesn't float you're boat...
Oh my goodness Dupletarion Warrior you are AWESOME!! You took the time to write 200 comments and listen to all those songs! Thanks for your hefty contribution to our community. You have 200 thank you’s from your fellow FAWMers and from me! Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
I’ve got it written, just need to record it tonight after I pack. I’ll put the song up without a demo locked until you get a chance to have a look.
Hi, thanks for stopping by - and thanks for asking if i have some track left that could need some help. This year my workload for my job was even worse than usual, unfortunately, without Karan "forcing" me to collaborate i had not one track besides the one from the first weekend. Drums are the only instrument i play "on the fly", as in "I have something in mind, so i just play it and it's done", anything else is very time consuming because i am constantly looking for the notes/right keys on the keyboard and recording that is merely a kind of recording approximations and then repositioning and correcting every keystroke by hand in the MIDI track. Keeps me 3-4 days busy at least, and i had not that coherent hours/days for that this time 😞
On the other hand, do YOU have a track that you like to have some (additional) drums or (maybe exotic) percussion? Because that was the thing my time allows.
Oh! Oh! That's exciting! It's gonna be a late night tonight....
My one regret every FAWM so far is I’ve never managed a collab with you. This looks like turning out the same, but If sent you a vocal and Bassline to a click or drum loop would you be open for a quickie? It’s ok to leave it til next year. 😀
Thank you for your kind words on Magnatron...Much appreciated.
No worries at all! I'm just itching to hear the final cut. 😁
Thanks, Craig! Still running here and having fun. Keep chasing me - it's bringing quantity and quality! Looking forward to catching up on listening in weeks to come. So glad to have you in the 4-track club this year, too.
Re. the harmonies. Just the same line on the other choruses is probably enough. If you want to add more you can, but not if it cuts into other song time.
If you weren't able to do any more the track would still sound pretty peachy!
How's things coming along?
Seriously man! How quick was that? A spontaneous dose of magic.
Thanks for that!
I'll get everything posted before the end, but Wow - I got some work to do!
Hey Chris! Thanks for your comments on the show tune. I'm glad you see my lack of instrumentation as a strength - I wrote chords to accompany it, but they are difficult to play well on a 19 mini keyboard so I didn't lay them down. Side note: did you get my email about Bed of Lies?
Your comments are as awesome as your music bro!
THank you for your kind words. Yes lo-fi is intentional. When I put up the FAWM pieces my idea is to create a smuch a spossible and then (After a fewwks break ) go back and choose some to work on the rest of the year. I Put some more efforts in some songs here though.
And thank you for encouragement.
Aah I got it. Thanks man, that's really cool of you. I sent an email just now too, just so you know.
Wow, sounds great and I can hear a mountain of work to do this justice. I'm off out for most of the day in a moment, but just wanted to let you know I got it and I dig it!
Are you planning to add anything else, either before or after I do anything with it? I recall you mentioning Linn drums, but not sure what that was referring to.
Anyway the vocals are super as usual, so it'll shape up in style I'm sure.
Oh by the way. You sir are certainly killing it this FAWM!
Craig...a placeholder would be great, but I couldn't do anything till 2nd week in March
Hey back atcha. You are doing some fine tunage!
Some guitar tracks in the folder with a little readme doc.
Ok nice. I’ll check when I get back from the school run.
I also put a new one in there for your consideration.
It’s gonna go to the wire for me to make 14 this year.
Hey Craig. I haven't seen an email from you. I checked spam too - nothing.
I'll be back to check out your tunes man. Currently getting in a plane. I actually posted a track this year. Can you believe it?
😁 Thanks for the in-the-moment reaction on my song. I tend to like making songs from time to time that don't really have a _point_, so it was cool to hear about your anticipation and realization. Thank you so much for a great comment!
Hey Craig. Thanks for the comments on my songs. Your comments always show that you really listened to the song and are clearly indicative of your knowledge of and ear for music.
Wow thanks so much. I love Christopher Cross too. Honestly I hate my voice because to me I sound like a 12 year old. and I was so scared to let anyone hear this but this place is so supportive I thought the worst anyone will say is that it sucked. i love the song ,hate the singing. Thanks again for listening.
Hey, thanks for your comments on Burden of me!
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my song!! 😊
Thanks so much for the comment! Strummer is definitely a big inspiration to us, so that means a lot!
Thanks for commenting on “Shuttering Up || Shutting Down”.
Great compliments there, I appreciate it.
This song was a bit hard to mix, was a little heavy at first, so lead me to some hard panning, which worked out nicely.
Thanks for the comment on Toxic.
Life conspired to kick me in the ass last week, and I just haven't been able to do much FAWM since. 😞
Should be able to hammer out a few songs this weekend though!
Thanks for listening to Squeamy and Joe. Glad you liked the track!
alrighty, emailed you and watchlisted ya. have fun!
I'm pleased the song gave a laugh 😀 I considered taking another stab at that verse but decided a good, honest, laugh was verse enough.
I've been "de-zonging" about four years, I guess, with a new phrase each year. I figure the attention is better spent on people new to FAWM. I don't list those self-zong-busting comments if I ever announce how many I've left, so I don't feel badly leaving them on my own tracks 😀
If you're serious and up for the collab, feel free to remix that "Don't Lie" track and post it fresh. I'm curious what you heard in your mind's ear. Thanks for the comments 😀
Thank you for commenting and continously encouraging me <3
Thank-you! <3 <3
Thank you CTS, for the generous comments on both my soundboard and my songs! Its always a pleasure to see you've stopped by and left a comment!
I am *absolutely* not a snow guy... 100% summer if I had a choice.
Thanks for listening! 😀
Thank you so much for your kind words ... glad you enjoyed.
Thanks for the comments on Goodbye Graveyard! Really appreciate it!
Congratulations Centurion Soldier! You wrote 100 comments for your fellow FAWMers!! You made this place even better. You took your time to listen to other people's songs and you have 100 thank you's from all of them and from me! Here’s your badge. Excellent work and keep busting’ those zongs!!
Thank you Craig for yor kind words and for continously encouraging me.<3
Dammit you made me blush and grin at the same time!
I feel exactly the same about you! And I brag about our connection all the time! 😎
Sent U my address 2 the email on file here. 😀
Aesthetic.seventytwo at gmail
Oh yes!.. work is kicking my butt this month, but I need some princely distraction.... and yes I can do voice piano synth , drums if you have some sweet lyrics! 😉
I've been terrible at FAWM so far, but let's try, yes! <3 I don't know as much Prince as I should. 😀 You still have my email, yeah? 😁
Hey... Honest answer. Are you still in the 4-track thing or are you out? We have some folks waiting and I've got to get the tapes moving. Let me know Mr Jelly! 😀
So, we need to do something for reals. Want me to craft up some lyrics and fire them your way, something Prince-ish in style?
You can send to my email - firstname.lastname@example.org
You are quite welcome to set "Let it Be" to music, if you like. 😀
I've got a scratch demo to send you. I'm really hoping you'll be up for a collab on it. I'm thinking dance floor filler. I have a title and a chorus line, which I included as a suggestion, but it requires filling out with some instruments and lyrics/vocals. It really is screaming for a touch of jelly magic!
No pressure. Email to follow in case.
Hi, you asked about a possible collab. Anything particular in mind? 😀
That one became absolutely awesome. Thanks it was really fun!
Howdy to you too! Can't wait to hear the jelly this year!
There’s a possibility I could even be you. Your alter ego! 😀 it could be when you fall asleep at night, instead of sleep walking you wake up, don a mask and make phat beats....mystery’s are fun 😀
email@example.com ? Sent on saturday 😀
I have a full plate, except I left a little space for some jelly, so yes. I hope to have something to send to you by mid-month too if that suits you. We've got our work cut out following up "Belong 2 U" !
Yeah 😀 busy life bit have written quite alot of songs already 😀 had time to listen to the track yet?
Thanks for your kind comments on "Happy Freaky." hehe
Hey Craig. Thanks for the comment on song number 1. High praise indeed. Coming from you makes it even more special.
Hey that feeling is mutual. There's reason why you're my favourite FAWMer and why I enjoy collaborating with you... (it goes something like "Wow I wish I could come up with stuff like that").
And please pass on my gratitude to your good lady for her generous comments too.
Hi, Thanks for zonging my song. That sounds funny....Yes, the song wrote itself sort of. I captured a quick phone recording of the main two chords and sang what I thought was gibberish over it. The next day when I listened closely to what i was singing it was basically my muse or subconscious telling me that I am weighing myself down by waiting to be good enough. So out it all came. Looking forward to hearing your music. Thanks
Hey Craig! I am so *un*ready for this FAWM...not that that's going to stop me, though... 😉 Welcome back - bring on the jelly!
Thanks for your kind comments on Roll of the Dice!
Wow, that's some ambitious FAWMing goals you have there...O.o
Thanks @cts! I'm eager to hear something of yours because I'll tell ya...the top of your page says "The Jelly Factory" and my curiosity is piqued!
Yeah Michael is a cool guy it seems like and he definitely knows how to write some party lyrics! Maybe we'll get a polished version of it up and rolling!
Thanks for your comments! 😀
Hi Craig. Happy FAWMing.Thanks for dropping in on my tune.
Be greeted! I am more than happy to hear that you liked the track! Beep-bup-bup-beep.
Thank you for your kind comment on my track man!!
Cannot wait for the jelly!!
Looking forward to the jelly 😀